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Anna Rask Emison, Th.M.

Full-time Instructor, Biblical & Theological Studies Department

Ph.D. Candidate, Old Testament Theology, Union Theological College

Th.M., Old Testament Theology, Luther Seminary

M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.A. Biblical Studies, University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Contact Information

Nazareth Hall, N3036
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113

651-628-3317

Anna Rask Emison is a Biblical Studies alum of the University of Northwestern. She has been teaching Old and New Testament courses at Northwestern since 2017. Anna is currently working on her Ph.D. in Old Testament Theology via distance education at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland; her advisor is Dr. T. Desmond Alexander.

While on a summer study trip to Jerusalem University College in Israel in 2011, as a UNW student, Anna felt called to pursue graduate work and confirmed her love for studying the Bible; she brings this passion to the classroom.

Her areas of interest include the Old Testament, especially the Pentateuch and Daniel. Anna’s newest work, Daniel: A Workbook, was published in 2019. This is an interactive workbook that accompanies the required Bible commentary for Northwestern’s exposition of Daniel course. It features comments and responses from University of Northwestern students.

Specialty Areas

  • Pentateuch (Exodus and Numbers)
  • Daniel
  • Biblical Hebrew

Professional Accomplishments

Publications

Books

Book Chapter

Book Summaries

Presentations

Academic Presentations

  • “A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1—13.” Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November 2021.
  • "A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in Light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1-13." University of Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, May 2021.
  • "A Comparative Analysis of the Wilderness Complaint Stories in Light of the Uniqueness of Numbers 20:1-13." Upper Midwest Region SBL Conference, Spring 2021.
  • "Amos 4:4-5 and the Nature of Israel’s Rebellion." Upper Midwest Region SBL Conference, Spring 2019.
  • "Amos 4:4-5 and the Nature of Israel’s Rebellion." University of Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, Spring 2019.

Public Presentations

  • Midweek Bible Study: “Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph,” Wooddale Church, October 5, 12, 19, 2021.
  • “Family Matters Q&A Panel,” Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, July 4, 2021.
  • “The Expansion of the World Christian Movement,” Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, October 25, 2019.

Media

  • Faith Radio, Old Testament Characters Series: Daniel (September 29, 2021) and Jonah (January 5, 2022).
  • Faith Radio, Reading the Bible Together: Daniel Podcasts and Study Guide, September 2021.

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Academy of Music